Have you enjoyed watching the Olympics? Host country Brazil is a fascinating place, full of different cultural influences which you can hear in the music. Take our quiz to see how well you can identify styles of Brazilian music!
Acclaimed novelist Julian Barnes has published a new book about composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which explores the most turbulent years of Shostakovich's life under the regimes of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.
The ensemble joins host Fred Child in the studio to play Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by their friend, composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Members of the Chiara String Quartet also talk about what it means to play music "by heart."